Cannes 2019 Day 1: Priyanka Chopra set to make debut, Hina Khan, Mallika Sherawat prep up for red carpet
TV actor Hina Khan makes her Cannes debut Tuesday evening with her short film, Lines, being screened there She has shared pictures from the ongoing film festival.Updated: May 15, 2019 17:21 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Indian films may not have made it to the competition section of Cannes Film Festival but the actors who will be walking the red carpet at the prestigious film festival are sure swelling in numbers. Actor Priyanka Chopra is all set to make her debut at the Cannes red carpet and was seen leaving the US for France. TV actor Hina Khan and Bollywood actor Diana Penty have joined the likes Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut as they get ready to make a fashionable appearance at the French Rivera town. Another regular who will again be seen at Promenade de la Croisette is Mallika Sherawat.
In fact, Mallika shared her prep for her Cannes appearance. Dressed in a cyan off-shoulder gown, she can be seen twirling for the camera. She posted a video before meeting the press and wrote, “Preparations begin for the Cannes film festival @tonywardcouture @festivaldecannes @virginiecorrecommunication #cannesfilmfestival #cannes #mondaymood #fashion #hautecouture.”
Hina, meanwhile, makes her debut at the film festival with her short film, Lines. Hina opted for a peach coloured suit for her interviews before her first appearance at the festival. She also shared a number of images from her fitting sessions.One of the video on her Insta Stories shows several dresses in a wardrobe.
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Hina posted a picture where she is has her back to the camera and she is wearing casual tracks and sports shoes. She has her hair tied in a pony. The Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background. “#JustBe...Restoring my energy.. Before it begins,” she wrote alongside the post.
Mallika also shared a videos from her previous Cannes outing where the crowd cheers as she makes her appearance.
Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and Huma Qureshi will also attend the ongoing festival that opened Monday. While Deepika is expected to walk the red carpet on May 16, Sonam may appear on the red carpet on May 20-21. Aishwarya is likely to reach Cannes by May 19. Kangana will make her red carpet appearance at the 72nd edition of the festival. Diana Penty will also make her debut at the festival.
While there are no Indian films in the main categories, there are several short films being screened at the festival that is being held between May 14 and May 25. Music maestro AR Rahman screened six minutes of his VR film, Le Musk at the film festival on May 14.
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First Published: May 15, 2019 14:26 IST